CRE Podcast launched: riding Ripple Effect’s wave of change

ByDave Hall

CRE Podcast launched: riding Ripple Effect’s wave of change

An interview with Ann Hatton, of leading charity Ripple Effect, is the first in a series of new podcasts highlighting the work of key CRE exhibitors.

Formed in 1998 under the original title Send a Cow, the organisation helps farmers and families in six east African countries discover the benefits of growing their own food and passing on the skills learned to others.

‘Our three key targets are to help sustainable farming, social development and business management,’ she explains.

Ann Hatton of Ripple Effect

Ann (above), who has been connected with the charity for more than 20 years, got involved with the charity because she wanted to play her part in trying to end global poverty. In the podcast she relates how CRE is a key platform at which she can introduce church leaders and individuals to the work of Ripple Effect.

Supporting garden planning, for instance, enables a family in rural Africa to create a small kitchen garden which will provide three meals a day for a family. It also enables the family to introduce others to the scheme. Families learn to build productive farms and adapt to the effect of the climate crisis. People with different needs and abilities get a greater voice and influence in their communities and farmers learn enterprise skills to become resilient entrepreneurs.

‘We are delighted to make Ripple Effect our first showcase podcast,’ said CRE event director Brett Pitchfork. ‘While we are constantly promoting news from our exhibitors in CRE News, over the next few months the CRE Podcast will provide an opportunity for a deep dive into several organisations across the many vertical sectors on the exhibition floor.’

• Ripple Effect are on stand F23 at CRE 24

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